English (BA)

The BA program in English is offered completely online.

Students supplement a core focus on critical studies and analysis with courses chosen from literature, linguistics, film and media and creative and nonfiction writing to complete a robust program of study.

This newly updated undergraduate program in English studies prepares students for an ever-expanding variety of careers or for continuing their studies in graduate and professional programs.

Degree Offered

English (BA)
Liberal Arts and Sciences, The College of

Location
Online

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Application Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
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Career Outlook

Degree programs in English and film and media studies prepare students for a variety of careers in diverse fields. Employers seek those with strong writing and communication skills and the ability to think critically. Some of the most common professions for English majors are in these fields:

  • business
  • editing
  • journalism
  • law
  • medicine
  • nonprofit organizations
  • professional and technical writing
  • public relations
  • publishing
  • teaching
  • web content development

Example Careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:


Career*growth*median salary
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other2%$71,950
Writers and Authors-2.3%$67,120
Editors-7.3%$63,400
English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary2.1%$69,000
Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers-2.3%$67,120
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education3.8%$62,870
Media and Communication Workers, All Other 8.1%$49,730
Public Relations Specialists 7.2%$62,810
Technical Writers 7.4%$74,650

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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